Gastrointestinal Abnormality

The gastrointestinal tract is made of many organs, so any structural or functional problem in any one organ can cause gastrointestinal abnormalities. Some of the common defects of the digestive tract are oesophageal fistula, hiatus hernia, short bowel syndrome, etc.

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I have chronic gastrointestinal issues like GERD, SIBO, and IBD. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a bit of a long story here. I have been having gastrointestinal issues for about 13 years now. When it started, I suffered from an ulcer (H.pylori) which I cured, but now I have chronic gastritis and IBS - D (irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea). I feel an urgency to go to th...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). They all are normal. Considering your symptoms, you likely predominantly have IBS-D (irritable bowel syndrome diarrhea). IBS is a functional problem of the large bowel, making it mo...  Read Full »

Why am I suffering from stomach discomfort and pricking pain in the stomach for the last four reports?

Query: Hi doctor, Since the past four years, I am having a lot of stomach problems. It all started with loose motions at that time, and I used to take Ciplox-OZ or Norflox-OZ over-the-counter, and I used to feel better for two to three months. After a year, I started having acid reflux and burning sensat...  Read Full »


Dr. Klerida Shehu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After going through your concerns carefully, I feel your symptoms may be due to any one of the following. GERD (acid reflux). Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). I suggest you tablet Pantoprazole 40 mg and Zenflox-OZ (combina...  Read Full »

I have had abdominal pain and stomach flutter for over three months. What can be the reason behind this?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29 year old male, and I am concerned about my health. I had an episode of possible food-borne illness, three months back. That time, I had shivers, fluttering pain in lower abdomen, fever, and high bilirubin. The symptoms have gone, except for occasional fluttering. My bilirubi...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most likely, it is gastroenteritis or stomach flu. Gastroenteritis is inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract that involves the stomach and small intestine. Signs and symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, backache, lack of energy, and dehydration. How...  Read Full »

I have distressing nerve pain and muscle tightness in the chest area. Can you please help?

Query: Hello doctor, The current symptoms consist of distressing nerve pain and muscle tightness. The pain feels "nervy" and ranges from sharp to dull ache. It is present below my sternum and branches to both left and right sides of my chest, though it is much worse on the left, in the area surrounding my ...  Read Full »


Dr. Abhishek Juneja

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. The symptoms may well be neurogenic (nerve origin) as it radiates down the chest and involves the abdomen. Also, gastroesophageal (stomach and food pipe) causes may be ruled out by appropriate investigations (upper gastrointestinal endosc...  Read Full »

What does a bitter taste in the mouth during the morning indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 54 years old. He had a gallbladder surgery for gallstone removal 14 years ago. He takes medicines for BP and for hypothyroidism. His SGPT is 56, SGOT is 46 and ALP is 278. Earlier, for triglycerides, he used to take Fenofibrate. His HDL and LDL were not very high, rather...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. A bitter taste in the early morning hours is seen in people with acid regurgitation or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and in smokers. I would suggest a course of PPI (proton pump inhibitors) with Levosulpride like capsule Sampraz L (a ...  Read Full »

Does vomiting and nauseous feeling after having fast food indicate food poisoning?

Query: Hi doctor, I had some fast food from the last two days, and I am feeling nauseous. I even vomited once, after which, I felt little better. I am feeling a bit better now, but the vomiting tendency is still there. I am also burping a lot, which has the same taste of the fast food. I do not feel like e...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your query, most likely, you have gastroenteritis. Gastroenteritis is inflammation of gastric mucosa. Most commonly, it is viral. Viral gastroenteritis usually limits itself to 7 to 10 days. But in your case, as it is already more than 10 days, I would advis...  Read Full »

Does stools with excessive gas indicate GI problem?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been having some issues with digestion and mucus. I completed a stool screening that came back with high-fat levels in my stool (steatocrit). I started taking digestive enzymes to help with that, which has really helped shape my stools. However, it has not helped all of my issues...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, the symptoms you mention indicates a problem at three levels of the gastrointestinal tract. First, fat in stools suggests a problem with absorption, which can occur in the small bowel, and pancreatic diseases. Second, excessive gases can occur due to disease of...  Read Full »

I have abdominal pain with bloating for five months. Can I have colon cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had abdominal pain for five months. It is mainly under the right side ribs along the right flank. I also have some pain on the left. I feel gassy and bloated. The stomach makes some crazy noises. I was constipated for a few months, but now I have constant diarrhea. I am going to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your question, most likely it is not colon cancer. The problems are due to disturbed gastrointestinal flora. Our gut consists of its own environment of a microorganism called gut flora. They are responsible for proper digestion of food. Once this flora is depleted...  Read Full »

How to get rid of gastroenterological problems faced for a long duration?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old. I am having the following symptoms: 1) Sweet taste from the past two days. 2) Always feel constipated. 3) Feel tired most of the time. 4) Hard to sleep. I have a history of gastroenterological problems. Sometimes my uric acid becomes high. I also get jaundice s...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Actually, in such cases, an endoscopic examination is required. If you are frequently facing gastrointestinal symptoms, endoscopy will help rule out any disease associated with GI (gastrointestinal) tract. I would suggest you take a high-fiber diet for constipation and ...  Read Full »

What are the ill effects of overcrowded teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, I have receding gums around my lower front teeth which are badly overcrowded. My gums do not bleed when I floss or brush, but I feel like they are loose and will fall out. The dentist said that they are fine, but at night I feel like they click. Can you please help me?  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and attached images (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It shows that they are crowded. So, brushing is not proper, and as a result, tartar and stains have developed on the tooth. These tartar and stains are responsible f...  Read Full »

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